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There is a great deal of pain; taken to make mischief between you & Mr & Mrs. Porter Many wish for his birth but I am confident no one who has offer’d would take better care of your things in the house or to Whom you could trust them with equal satefy. James Howard is very busy & very abusive, told mr. cranch that he heard Mr Porter was going, & that it was time he should—he loved his tricks....
I have been at hard work this morning & my hands tremble so. I can scarcly hold my Pen, but if I do not write now I may be hindred as I was last post day & so not finish my letter to send till too late I was in the chaise for Boston yesterday at 6 aclock. I found my Friends well & Doctors Welsh’s Family gratified by your attention to Thomas. Mr Smith was bound for the payment of Tomas College...
I last week receiv’d your kind Letter of the 10th of this month. I have certainly lost one. It must have been in the lost mail, but how was it lost? I never heard of it till you mention’d it. yes my sister I have been & still am greatly affected by your afflictions—Heaven may in great kindness have taken your child from a seducing world, when temtation become too strong for virtue surely tis...
I donnot like to let a week pass without writing a few Lines to let you know how we are & what we are about. as to your House if the winter holds on at the rate it has done since March came in it will not be very soon done. we had for two days past a violent storm of rain snow & hail, & tis now very cold. Judge cushing is not yet arriv’d at least I have not heard of them & I think I should if...
I have to thank you for two Letters which lay by me unanswer’d, I have had my hands full of business & my Head of care & one of my hoarse colds to trouble me besides. mr Cranch is still confin’d with his, but I hope will not be quite sick, on the ordination day I could not speak loud enough to be heard & was very much oppress’d at my Lungs, but I could not spare myself. I had the House full of...
I have just clos’d a long Letter to Sister Peabody from whom I received one last week—It is the first I have written to her since I was sick She is well herself but Mr. Peabody has been more unwell than since they were married a sore in his ear attended with great pain in his neck he is better, & got out again—I hope you my dear Sister are well of your cold, but your troubles must be great...
you have not told me that the Lady in the undress who was presented at your Drawing Room had been connected with a Frenchman, but I suspect she had. I know not where else she could have got her impudence. a shameless woman is a horrid sight. The frightful wigs the Ladies wear here & cover up their own beautiful ringlets is an evidence of a great want of tast, but we are not yet so lost to...
I am very much mortified that I have Sent so many Letters to you burthen’d with Postage I thought mr cranch had frank’d them all by his name on the Letters as well as on the Post Bill—he thought the later was Sufficient I will take care for the future that they Shall be directed right I have reciev’d yours of the 18th & 22d of December there solemn subject has engross’d the thoughts &...
Nothing but dire necessaty has prevented my writing as often as you could wish. I do not always think it necessary to give you a list of the avocations which forbids my taking my Pen, but you know what it is to have ranting Boys to make & mend for & young men to pull about & leave upon tables chairs &c Books papers & clothes: but I have no one to feel the propriety to keeping a house...
I have at last heard from Atkinson. I had just sent a long Letter to sister when I receiv’d one from her & another from Cousin Betsy—Sister is full of anxiety about her daughter & well she may be—for by both the letters I think her in a fix’d consumtion. Her cough is better but her Fever runs high she has night Sweats & is so weak she can ride but a few miles in a day. Cousin Betsy says she...